Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in women in the United States. This podcast discusses the importance of early detection of breast cancer via mammograms. Created: 10/20/2011 by MMWR.
Date Released: 10/20/2011. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Timing is Everything with Breast Cancer
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — October, 2011
Recorded: October 18, 2011; posted: October 20, 2011
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nearly everyone knows someone who's been affected by breast cancer. That's because breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women. In the United States, it's the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in women.
As with most cancers, finding it early is the key to survival. Mammography is the most effective way to detect breast cancer. It can find potentially cancerous lumps up to three years before they can be felt by self-examination or a clinical exam. If you're over 50, get a mammogram every two years. If you're under 50, check with your health care provider about when you should start getting tested.
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